A pair of rushing touchdowns from Tanner Pattison were part of a 21-point second quarter explosion as the Sudbury Spartans blew open a previously scoreless game, coasting to a 41-0 win at home over the Sarnia Imperials.
Thanks to the lopsided victory, the local NFC (Northern Football Conference) crew find themselves atop the standings with a record of 4-0, with the taem enjoying a bye week ahead of their home encounter on July 9th versus the North Bay Bulldogs.
Also reaching the end zone for the Spartans were Nick Rideout (45 yard pass from Adam Rocha - Rideout also added five converts), Roman Leblanc (four yard pass from Rocha), Brandon Salem (22 yard run) and Anthony Wabegijik (57 yard fumble recovery TD run).
Head coach Junior Labrosse could not have scripted the balance on offense between the air and ground games any better as Sudbury rushed for 157 yards with Rocha finishing his night completing 14 of 19 for 157 yards.
Salem (90 yards on 10 carries) and Pattison (51 yards on 9 carries) were far and away the biggest contributors to the rushing game with Rideout (6 catches for 91 yards) and James Howatt (2 catches for 28 yards) two of the more popular receivers for Rocha.
Defensively, no less than 16 different Spartans were in on tackles, with Matthew Guerra, Eric Conrad and Ben Cacciotti all at 3.5 tackles each. Andrew Gillis recorded a sack while Eric Breau joined Wabgijig on the turnover sheet, recording a fumble recovery of his own.